Wednesday, June 2, 2010

June Roller Derby Events

There is SO much roller derby stuff going on this month, so I figured I'd give y'all the rundown today so you don't miss any of it!
Saturday morning, June 5: Hellions at the Troy Farmer's Market.  9am - 1pm - Troy River Front Park.  I think we're gonna make this a monthly thing!
Saturday evening, June 5: The Albany Allstars take on the New Jersey Corporal Punishers.  7pm, Washington Avenue Armory.
Sunday, June 6: Roller Derby Day at the Cooperstown Hawkeyes stadium.  Doubleday Field. Cooperstown, NY.  Derby girls can sign up in advance to receive a free ticket to the game!  Mr. T (my boyfriend) LOVES baseball.  And I LOVE roller derby!  We are definitely going to try to make it out there for this event!
Saturday, June 12:  Hellions of Troy vs. the Maine Roller Girls - Portland, ME.  Yep, we're taking the 5 hour trip up to Maine to play the game we love!  The bout will be held at the Portland Exposition Building ("the Expo"), 239 Park Avenue, Portland, ME 04102-2911.  The doors open at 5pm and the bout starts at 6pm.  Take a road trip and cheer us on!
Sunday, June 13:  Hellions will be marching/skating in the Troy Flag Day Parade, which steps off at 1pm in downtown Troy and runs along 4th Street.
Sunday, June 13:  You'll also find some Hellions marching/skating in the Albany Pride Parade, which steps off at noon from Washington Park.  We'll also have a booth set up at the Festival in Washington Park.  Stop by and say hi!
Saturday, June 19: The Albany Allstars play the last game of their season.  7pm, Washington Avenue Armory.
Friday, June 25 - Sunday, June 27: East Coast Extravaganza in Philadelphia!  This is basically a roller derby conference/tournament sponsored by the Philly Roller Girls.  From the website:
Two rinks will feature full-length, regulation bouts between all-star teams of WFTDA member leagues, while one additional rink will host half-hour challenge bouts between travel teams not participating in WFTDA action, as well as home teams and Extravaganza-special teams composed of players from across the derby world. That's three rinks of simultaneous derby action!
You don't have to be a skater to attend, as it's also open to the public.  I actually missed the registration date to skate, but I'll still be there taking in all the action.  At least I still have a shot to win the after parties.

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